Healthy Habits

The Feynman Technique

Simplicity is underrated. Albert Einstein once said, “if you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” True mastery of a concept requires thorough understanding and condensation of complex matters into everyday jargon. Too often, when students learn a challenging new concept, they rely too heavily on complicated vernacular that, while precise, is …

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Three Overlooked Steps in Creating a Winning Workspace

We are big organization people, here at Staying Ahead of the Game. From binders to backpacks, calendars to planners, and everything in between, we understand the critical role organization plays in a student’s success. Combining top-notch organizational skills with time management, study skills, and impression management helps any student thrive. We have discussed our full-proof …

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On Self-Awareness

What distinguishes our unique executive functioning skills program from traditional tutoring companies is our focus on impression management in addition to organization, time management, and study skills. Impression management is the process by which people control how they are perceived by others. For students, this typically means teachers, parents, and peers. However, this circle of …

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Boosting Creativity and Executive Function on Vacation

As the world slowly returns to normal, many families are eager to travel after eighteen months of COVID complications. Vacations and family trips are a great way to relieve stress and reconnect, but they also provide a unique opportunity to improve a student’s executive functioning skills. Many families see executive functioning skills like organization, time …

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Summer Reading Tips for Kids Who Don’t Love to Read

Parents and students alike often dread the mere mention of summer reading. For students, the topic is but a painful reminder of the inevitable return to school in August. Summer reading reminds them that the hiatus from schoolwork is temporary. For parents, summer reading is almost always a fight. However, summer reading doesn’t have to …

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Improving Executive Function Through Athletics

First, a belabored but critical point, executive functioning (EF) skills are the primary determinant of success in school and life. Countless psychological studies confirm this point, from Anglea Duckworth’s Grit to the Rush Neurobehavioral Center’s recent research into the impact of EF on academic performance. Organization, time management, learning skills, and impression management, the four …

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Evening Routines: An Often Overlooked Tool of Effective Students

It is crucial to remember that success at school has a lot to do with what happens outside of the August to May, Monday to Friday grind. Succeeding in school sustainability requires a holistic approach. That’s why we work with students at home. Teachers cannot go home with their students. They cannot aid with distractions …

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The Secret to Improving Your Student’s Confidence and Network

The gleaming lights of the Apple store cascade above all other stores. The promise of cutting-edge tech and a near cult-following give Apple an advantage, but the unsung hero of their success is their culture, particularly their staff. Every customer who walks into the Apple store is bombarded with smiling faces, cheerful greetings, and action-oriented …

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Back-to-school resource guide

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